Google Modular Data Center
Google was reported in November 2005 to be working on their own shipping container datacenter. Google's patent on the concept was still pushed through the patent system and was successfully issued in October 2007. In 2009 Google announced that their first container based data center has been in production since 2005.
- "Google container data center tour".
- "Google Data Center FAQ, Part 2 - Data Center Knowledge". www.datacenterknowledge.com.
- Robert X. Cringely (November 17, 2005). "Google-Mart: Sam Walton Taught Google More About How to Dominate the Internet Than Microsoft Ever Did". I, Cringely. PBS. Retrieved 2007-11-19.
This shipping container is a prototype data center. Google hired a pair of very bright industrial designers to figure out how to cram the greatest number of CPUs, the most storage, memory and power support into a 20- or 40-foot box.
- U.S. Patent 7,278,273
- Jones, K.C. (October 10, 2007). "Google Wins Patent For Data Center In A Box; Trouble For Sun, Rackable, IBM?". InformationWeek. Retrieved 2007-11-19.